Red Lentil Puree Recipe

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Red Lentil Puree
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  1. Bring water, lentils and thyme to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes until lentils are soft and water is absorbed (for cooking time: refer also to package directions).
  3. Remove Thyme Sprigs and mash Lentils.
  4. Add salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  5. Serve warm or cold. Decorate with black olives, capers, cherry tomatoes and onion rings.
  6. NOTE: Mirj suggested to add some lemon zest to the lentil puree. Thank you Mirj, I think this is a great idea to support a fresh note.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 303.72 Kcal (1272 kJ)
Calories from fat 122.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.57g 21%
Sodium 692.15mg 29%
Potassium 575.73mg 12%
Total Carbs 32.95g 11%
Sugars 2.55g 10%
Dietary Fiber 16.28g 65%
Protein 13.48g 27%
Vitamin C 11mg 18%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 48.5mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 147.36 Kcal (617 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.58g 21%
Sodium 335.83mg 29%
Potassium 279.34mg 12%
Total Carbs 15.99g 11%
Sugars 1.24g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7.9g 65%
Protein 6.54g 27%
Vitamin C 5.4mg 18%
Iron 2mg 23%
Calcium 23.5mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.4
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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